Most of the time I enjoy living in a household of 10 people. It’s warm and friendly and life carries this built in sense of cooperation with it.
But there are some days when I dream of a different life. I have this fantasy about what life would be like as a traveling homeschool family of five. Just my husband and my kids on a journey to see the world or maybe just pick one corner of it and see how that suits us for awhile.
No toys to put away.
No huge grocery shopping trips.
No dealing with getting the grass cut, paying big electric bills, or kids begging to play video games.
Just some moments in time to be a quieter version of us.
Every day I wake up and wonder if that fantasy will come true for us someday. I hope it will and I feel like we are making baby steps of progress to get there.
Sometimes it’s just nice to dream. It’s nice to have a reason for working so hard to minimize the other distractions in your life.
What do you dream about? Do you have a simple fantasy that you’re working towards? I’d love to hear about it in the comments.
Article originally published on 09/09/2011